Pace bowler Luke Wood has joined Northamptonshire on loan from Nottinghamshire for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season.

The 23 year old left-armer will be available for the first two fixtures of the season, home to Middlesex starting on Friday and away to Glamorgan from the 11th of April.

Wood has 76 first-class wickets at an average of 33 and boasts a first-class hundred with the bat.

“We saw Luke play for Nottinghamshire against us last week at Trent Bridge and we’ve always admired him as a left arm swing bowler.” Head Coach David Ripley said.

“He’s got decent pace, he swings the ball, he can bat, he looks as fit as a fiddle, he’s got a lot going for him.

Hopefully he can have two good games for us and then whether that leads to more for us or he gets back into the Notts first team it’s going to be a good ending either way.”

Our Specsavers County Championship season gets underway Friday the 5th of April against Middlesex. Tickets and season tickets are available now.